Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Interesting postcript to Stoneleigh!

I had wondered why we had had a noticeable welcome increase in business from Ireland over the past couple of years (particularly Southern Ireland). Someone explained to Karl at the show that the reason is simple. Some years ago as a result of some wacky probably EEC funded scheme a bounty was placed on all old cars of approximately £150 in an attempt to clear the country of this 'environmental' problem. As a consequence all old cars (classic or not) were traded in for this bounty and crushed! As a result there are no old car parts, or project cars, to be had over there. Is this true? If so god forbid it ever happens here, imagine!

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